Jackson Davis Vanest, 16, of Somerset, Ohio, was granted his angel wings on Friday, October 8, 2021. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Jackson had touched in so many ways throughout his short, yet very memorable life.
Jackson’s life would seem short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His teddy bear heart, gentle smile and old soul brought so much joy to our family and friends.
Jackson was born on December 2, 2004, in Newark, Ohio the son of Jeffrey D. and Mary J. (Hughes) Vanest of Somerset. He attended Sheridan High School in Thornville, Ohio. He loved to play football and baseball and gave basketball a try for a couple of years. He also loved hunting, fishing, and music.
He is survived, in addition to his parents, by two brothers, Peyton and Carter.
Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Sheridan Middle School, 8660 Sheridan Dr., Thornville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Somerset United Methodist Church, 139 E. Main St., Somerset, Ohio with Pastor Bruce Dickerson officiating, assisted by Pastor Barbara Salyers. Burial will follow in New Reading Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to; Special Spaces Ohio, 6478 Winchester Blvd. 309, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110; Shrivers Hospice, 601 Underwood St., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or SHS Scholarship Fund, 8700 Sheridan Dr., Thornville, Ohio 43076.
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements.
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